Mass Action Against Police Brutality is demanding the persecution of police.
Boston Police Department
They built the broken system still in place today, and they have the nerve to praise it.
With follow-through, Boston could have a BPD that resembles the force that officials have always pretended we have.
"The BPD threat in play is, frankly, nothing less than an insidious and blatant attempt to scare and silence young activists."
“Increased patrols do not protect anyone ... they are actively harmful to poor and oppressed people who are routinely harassed, brutalized, and surveilled by the police in Boston and across the country."
40 years ago this month, Fred Clay was arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. After 38 years behind bars, he’s telling his story and writing another chapter.
Boston researchers have spent years helping government agencies plan and simulate operations to troll potential terrorists. Despite controversial practices and lackluster results, the covert operations continue.
For now, the BPD wants to help officers more quickly locate and access footage. However, if the program expands beyond its small introduction—about 13 locations, according to BPD records—it could develop into a centralized surveillance network.
Photo by Kori Feener
Mayor Walsh and various police agencies were no friends of civil liberties at Boston’s monster protests against the ultra right
Despite the “mission accomplished” happy talk ...
It can be challenging to make art of any kind that asks people to engage with hard and heavy and ugly issues, but if you look for it there are artists everywhere taking it on.